High Risk Pregnancy Specialist at Providence
Maternal Health Services at Providence in Washington, DC, provides a board-certified physician specialist, called a perinatologist, for advanced care of high risk pregnancy cases. Specially trained in maternal-fetal medicine, this sub-specialization of obstetrics allows Dr. Kerry Lewis to bring his advanced training to our high risk patients for the diagnosis and treatment of both mother and fetus for complex medical situations.
Specialized Care for High Risk Pregnancies
When women have or develop serious conditions such as diabetes during pregnancy, it requires specialized clinical disease management. In addition, a multiple pregnancy can also increase the risks of serious conditions, including:
- Cesarean delivery
- Congenital abnormalities
- Preterm labor or birth
- Pregnancy induced high blood pressure
While it is exciting to be pregnant with more than one baby, it is important to have specialized care in preparation for any complications to the health of the mother or the babies.
High Risk Pregnancy Risk Factors
Factors that contribute to a higher risk pregnancy can include lifestyle choices or conditions that exist prior to pregnancy or those conditions that develop after conception. Examples of factors that may contribute to a high risk pregnancy can include:
- Age – mothers age 35 and older
- Alcohol or drug use
- Chronic conditions
- Medical history concerns
- Multiple pregnancy
If you have questions about your increased risk during pregnancy, please contact our high risk pregnancy specialists at Maternal Services at Providence Hospital.
Contact Women’s Health Services
To learn more about women’s services, programs, and support services, call (202) 854-7074, (202) 854-7525, (202) 854-4311 or (202) 854-7752 to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified specialists at Women’s Health Services at Providence.